Prediction and odds for the game: RB Leipzig (8/15) v Monchengladbach (9/2)
We are backing over 3.5 goals scored
When: Saturday 1st February 2020, Kick-off 5:30 PM
Where: The Red Bull Arena
Saturday’s late kick-off in the Bundesliga promises to be a cracker, as RB Leipzig host title rivals Monchengladbach at the Red Bull Arena.
Everything was rosy in the Leipzig garden until last weekend when Die Rotten Bullen suffered a surprise 2-0 defeat at Eintracht Frankfurt. The defeat ended a run of nine games undefeated in the German top-flight for Julian Nagelsmann’s team.
However, the home side will still be highly confident of getting back on track in this game, as despite that recent defeat, they have still managed to win eight of their last ten Bundesliga matches.
Incredibly, the home side has also managed to score at least three times in nine of their last ten matches in the German top-flight. A prominent figure in the team’s potency is striker Timo Werner, who has scored 20 goals in just 19 appearances. It would be a brave man to bet against the forward adding to his goal tally in this clash.
Leipzig have been formidable foes on home soil, racking up five straight wins in the Bundesliga, while also netting at least three times in all five victories, scoring a total of 21 goals in just five home matches.
The visitors are still in the title race despite winning just two of their last five matches in the Bundesliga. In fact, Marco Rose’s team trail the leaders by just two points following a 3-1 home win over Mainz last time out.
If the Foals are to seriously challenge for the title, then they know that they can ill-afford to lose this game.
Rather unusually for Gladbach this season their recent league matches have low-scoring with under 2.5 goals scored in three of the last four league matches. The goals have slightly dried up of late. However, in the win over Mainz, the visitors showed signs of returning to form in front of goal, with striker Alassane Plea bagging a brace.
If Monchengladbach have had one achilles heel recently, then it is their away form. The Foals have been truly woeful on their travels in recent games, failing to win in four matches on the road in the Bundesliga, while suffering three defeats.
Rose’s team have been impotent in front of goal of late on their travels, scoring a solitary goal in four away matches in the top-flight. That will have to change if they are to leave Leipzig with anything.
This game has the potential to be one of the most entertaining games of the weekend throughout Europe, never mind just the Bundesliga. When both teams are at their attacking best they are fantastic to watch, which is why we are backing the over 3.5 goals scored. We are also backing the home side to record victory, but that does not offer great odds.
Verdict: We are backing over 3.5 goals scored at odds of 6/5 and or RB Leipzig to record a victory at odds of 8/15. (All odds are taken from Bet365).[geosnippet id=3620]
If you are looking for a bookmaker to place your bet on RB Leipzig v Monchengladbach, then check out our betting page for the bookmaker we recommend. If you enjoyed this article, then check out our soccer predictions page for two fresh daily tips articles.
Who will come on top in the big top of the table clash in the Bundesliga?